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Hearing Notice Feb 2, 2021

The Hawaii State Legislature, Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is conducting a hearing online on February 2, 2021 on the measures listed below.  Instructions for submitting testimony appear at the end.  Except for SB321 and SB389, which we support, the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus has not taken a position on the other bills, thus, we urge you to submit personal testimony.  Please note the deadline of 24 hours before the hearing for submission of testimony.
 
Me kealoha pumehana
 
Juanita Mahienaena Brown Kawamoto
Luna Luna Ho'omalu
 
 
A G E N D A
 
SB 211
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
Requires that the Hawaiian version of a law be held binding if the law in question was originally drafted in Hawaiian and then translated into English.
HWN, JDC
SB 238
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Amends ballot requirements to display candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings.
HWN, JDC
SB 195
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the process for electing members to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.  Requires the Reapportionment Commission to establish a reapportionment plan based on basic island units for the members of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs so that they are elected according to their respective districts, rather than an at-large statewide election for each seat.
HWN, JDC
SB 196
      Status & Testimony
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN TO DRAW DISTRICT LINES FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Amends the State Constitution to require the Reapportionment Commission to establish a reapportionment plan to draw district lines for the total number of members of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
HWN, JDC
SB 321
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO INCREASING THE PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF THE PUBLIC LAND TRUST.
Requires agencies that collect receipts for any disposition of the public land trust shall each fiscal quarter transfer to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs twenty per cent of each receipt from the disposition.  Returns to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs certain moneys previously claimed as public land trust overpayments to the office.  Establishes a public land trust revenues negotiating committee.
HWN, JDC/WAM
SB 389
      Status & Testimony
RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
Appropriates moneys to fund the operating expenses of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning on 7/1/2021, and ending on 6/30/2023.
HWN, WAM
 
   
Decision Making to follow, if time permits.
 
All testimony received by the Hawai‘i Senate is posted on the Hawai‘i Legislature's website, which is accessible to the public. Please do not include private information that you do not want disclosed to the public.
 
Persons wishing to submit written testimony or request to testify via videoconference may do so up to 24 hours prior to the hearing. 
 
Click here to submit written testimony
 
If you wish to testify via videoconference during the hearing, please sign in to your account on the Legislature's website, then click on the "Testimony" icon on the home page. Detailed step-by-step instructions are available on the testimony submittal page. They are also posted on the Legislature's website here
Please note the following:
·         The number of videoconference testifiers and/or time allotted to each testifier may be limited by the Chair when necessary to adhere to the committee hearing schedule. We may not be able to accommodate everyone who requests to testify remotely.
·         Videoconference testifiers for this hearing will be limited to 3 minutes each.
 
For general help navigating the committee hearing process, please contact the Public Access Room at (808) 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov. You can also visit their website at https://lrb.hawaii.gov/par/
 
For special assistance: The cable TV broadcast and/or live stream of this meeting will include closed captioning. If you require other auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e., interpretive services (oral or written) or ASL interpreter), or are unable to submit testimony via the website due to a disability, please contact the committee at HWNcommittee@capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.
 
For amended notices: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 586-7793.
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro
Chair
 
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Subject: Hearing Notice HEARING_HWN_02-02-21_ - Hawaii State Legislature
Date: January 28, 2021 at 2:47:37 PM HST
 
These measures have been added to the hearing notice: SB211, SB238, SB195, SB196, SB321, SB389


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